As a safari guide I go through lots of shoes and so it Is not often that I find a pair that I get excited about. These Scarpa’s Zen Pro Mid GTX on the other hand are worth the excitement. An excellent aspect is that the sides are leather and they do not let in any grass seeds that can cause lots of frustration for people with mesh sided trainers. They also are supportive of my rather flimsy ankle that likes to roll on rocks. Best of all is their ‘approach’ type design that helps in climbing and clamoring over rocks – they would actually be not only excellent for a walking safari with the camels but also for climbing Mt. Kenya. Lanana, would be no problem but these boots could even get you up Batian because of their slim design and their sharp rubber lip at the toes.
I combine these boots with a simple gaiter to keep out seeds. You can also spray your gaiters with bug spray to discourage ticks.